Technique for thrombectomy of reversed saphenous vein arterial bypass grafts

Am J Surg. 1979 Aug;138(2):334-5. doi: 10.1016/0002-9610(79)90400-8.


A technique for thrombectomy of saphenous vein arterial bypass grafts is described. The technique includes visual inspection of both anastomoses and avoids unnecessary trauma to the graft secondary to repeated attempts at passing a balloon catheter against the direction of the venous valves.

MeSH terms

  • Femoral Artery / surgery
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Popliteal Artery / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Saphenous Vein / surgery*
  • Saphenous Vein / transplantation
  • Thrombosis / etiology
  • Thrombosis / surgery*
  • Transplantation, Autologous